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  • “My partner’s a good person but I’m not happy”
    Can you be in a good relationship but not happy? It’s a difficult internal dilemma. Your partner’s a good person and you feel like you should be happy, but you’re not.  We’re conditioned to think that good people make good partners, and relationships end because of wrongdoing or conflict. But this is an over-simplification. The... […]
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  • Micro Cheating and Emotional Cheating: Is all cheating equal?
    Is all cheating, cheating? Relationships are complicated – we hear it all the time. They’re full of nuances, grey areas and because every relationship is different, it’s sometimes really tricky to know when something is a red flag. Micro cheating and emotional affairs are some of these concepts that don’t necessarily have a definition, nor... […]
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  • Stowe Talks How To: Part 2
    Stowe Talks How To Our next instalment of our Stowe Talks How To videos are now freely available to watch. To recap, these videos are guides for some of the key aspects of the divorce process, so you can be taken through step-by-step accompanied by our expert lawyers. We know that divorce can be overwhelming... […]
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  • A beginner’s guide to trial separation
    Trial Separation  Should you stay, or should you go? Deciding if divorce or separation are for you is rarely straight forward   Perhaps, you know something’s not working, but you’re not sure you’re ready for the alternative. In the end you can feel stuck in limbo, unsure which is the best route.   A third option  Often,... […]
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  • January Stowe Support roundup
    Stowe Support is a dedicated home for Stowe’s free resources designed to help inform and support anyone with family law concerns. With new blogs, guides, podcasts, videos and events shared each month, here’s a handy Stowe Support roundup from the past month in case you missed anything. Latest blogs from Stowe What is in store for family law in 2024? The Importance... […]
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  • Platonic Co-Parenting – Can I really have a baby with my friend?
    In recent months, the idea of platonic co-parenting has gained traction. A recent article in The Guardian on the topic was written by a woman who, after much back and forth, decided to have a baby with her gay best friend. The friends were both happily single, but wanted a child and were concerned about... […]
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  • A Guide to Financial Dispute Resolution
    Financial Dispute Resolutions have been gaining popularity over the last few years as a way to approach financial settlements in divorce in a more amicable way that avoids the need for a final hearing at court. Stowe Family Law Solicitor Kelsey Faulkner explores what they are, how they work, and how best to navigate them.... […]
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  • Marriage Rates Fall Below 50% in England and Wales
    Marriage rates fall below 50%: more calls for cohabitation reform New ONS statistics have revealed that marriage rates in England and Wales are continuing to fall year-on-year. For the first time since comparable records began, the percentage of people over 16 who are married or in a civil partnership has dropped below 50% to 49.4%.... […]
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  • Navigate the Complexities of Separation and Divorce with Family Mediation
    This week is Family Mediation Week. It is designed to be an opportunity to raise awareness around family mediation, and the various benefits it can bring to separating families. The week is run by the Family Mediation Council. We are joined on the blog by Sushma Kotecha, who is an Accredited Family Mediator, Certified Holistic... […]
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  • Dissolution and Divorce – What’s the Difference?
    Divorce is often used as an all-encompassing term to cover the breakdown of a legally recognised relationship. However, since the legalisation of Civil Partnerships in the UK in 2005, civil partners have, like their married counterparts, needed a route of legal separation. This is what is known as dissolution. The key difference when looking at... […]
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